Links and Notes - Mon, Jul 22, 2019

3:11 p.m.

Our dew points temps last Friday and Saturday were about as high as our actual temps now.

Some sunshine occurred late this morning, but it's cloudy now. Great weather.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jul 22, 2019 2:52 pm EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 77 F
Humidity : 56%
Wind Speed : NNW 8 mph
Barometer : 29.94 in
Dewpoint: 60 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jul 22, 2019 2:53 pm EDT
Weather : A Few Clouds
Temperature : 76 F
Humidity : 56%
Wind Speed : NNW 9 mph
Barometer : 29.94 in
Dewpoint: 59 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 03:00 PM, Mon, Jul 22, 2019
Summary: Partly Cloudy
Air Temp: 76 F
Dew Point: 59 F
Humidity: 56 %
Wind Direction: North-Northwest
Wind Speed: 6 mph
Wind Gust: 6 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 29.93 inches
UV Index: High : 7.0
Cloud Cover: 26 % : Mostly Clear
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 23 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: South-Southeast


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Jul 22, 2019 1:41 pm

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Light southwest wind.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

9:11 a.m.

Comfortable morning. Dew points no longer in the 70s.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
Jul 22, 2019 8:52 am EDT
Weather : Fair
Temperature : 70 F
Humidity : 76%
Wind Speed : NNE 10 mph
Barometer : 29.94 in
Dewpoint: 62 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
Jul 22, 2019 8:53 am EDT
Weather : Mostly Cloudy
Temperature : 71 F
Humidity : 76%
Wind Speed : N 9 mph
Barometer : 29.94 in
Dewpoint: 63 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Date and Time: 09:00 AM, Mon, Jul 22, 2019
Summary: Mostly Cloudy
Air Temp: 69 F
Dew Point: 63 F
Humidity: 83 %
Wind Direction: North
Wind Speed: 5 mph
Wind Gust: 5 mph
Apparent Air Temp: F
Pressure: 29.93 inches
UV Index: Low : 2.0
Cloud Cover: 76 % : Mostly Cloudy
Precip Probability: 0 %
Precip Intensity: 0.0 : No Precip
Precip Type:
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Nearest Precip Distance: 22 miles
Nearest Precip Bearing: Southeast


Toledo 7-day forecast
Last Update: Jul 22, 2019 6:17 am

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. North wind 5 to 9 mph.

Tuesday: A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Sunny, with a high near 77. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night: A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 69.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Links

Why the ‘Weird Internet’ of the GeoCities Era Had to Die (onezero.medium.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20490728
https://onezero.medium.com/why-the-weird-internet-of-the-geocities-era-had-to-die-383f2870662c

In the Defense of Spaghetti Code (250bpm.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20496179

Rebuilding Slack on the Desktop (medium.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20499200

We built a GDPR compliant website analytics platform without using cookies (usefathom.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20498259

http://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/2019/07/22/bishop-thomas-gumbleton-toledo-speech-cancellation-a-loss/stories/20190719149


http://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/editorials/2019/07/22/iphone-android-photos-faceapp-privacy-trap/stories/20190720068

FaceApp, which initially launched in 2017 and is owned by the Russian company Wireless Lab, has users upload photos to its servers, where the images are processed and transformed. But most of the app’s users — chiefly children and young adults — are unaware of what becomes of their original photos and what can be done with them.

So what is Wireless Lab doing with everyone’s face? Nothing, it claims. But if one checks the app’s terms and conditions, this segment may jump out: Wireless Lab — and whatever companies it does business with in the future — has the right to use the photos on its servers in whatever way it pleases, through an “irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, transferrable sublicensable license.”

FaceApp is part of a much larger privacy problem. Most apps siphon data from their users, often in more nefarious ways than FaceApp does. For example, Facebook, the granddaddy of modern privacy intruders, can determine if two people know each other by analyzing the metadata of photos uploaded around the same time in the same geographic area and comparing the scratches and dust on the camera lenses that took them.

Many people are, understandably and justifiably, concerned about the government’s continuous encroachment on privacy, particularly in the age of smart phones and the Internet. But the graver issue may very well be how unconcerned people are with the apps and social media websites they use, happily signing away intensely private information for a fleeting gimmick. (The government is surely kicking itself for not realizing sooner that the quickest way to get people’s most personal information was to create a fun app.)